TEZPUR, April 29 - State Chief Secretary, Kumar Sanjay Krishna on Tuesday held a high-level meeting with senior officials of five districts, including Sonitpur, Biswanath, Nagaon, Darrang and Udalguri.
The meeting, which was held at the conference Hall of the Deputy Commissioner�s office in Tezpur, Sonitpur district, saw participation of Director General of Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, Additional Chief Secretaries Jishnu Baruah, S Abbassi, IGP, Special Cell, Assam Police Hiren Nath, CK Bhuyan, and OSD to Chief Secretary among others.
The Chief Secretary lauded the initiatives taken by various district administrations to combat COVID-19 during the lockdown.
Krishna during the meeting underscored the need for uninterrupted supply of essential commodities at this critical juncture. He also directed all Deputy Commissioners to prepare plans to avoid any crisis of food items keeping in mind the ensuing monsoon season. He also asked the Deputy Commissioners to ensure full preparedness and pull up all line departments engaged in pre and post-flood management such as the PHE, Veterinary, Agriculture, among others to be well-prepared to deal with any eventuality.
In view of the suspected swine flu cases in certain districts of the State, he also asked the Deputy Commissioners to be prepared to deal with the situation and take necessary precautions. The Chief Secretary also asked the DCs to make an assessment of loss incurred by the people in the rural areas from their piggery farms.
Speaking on the occasion, Director General of Police, Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta asked the policemen to step up vigil during the lockdown as per guidelines issued by the Centre and help the needy people.
The meeting discussed other issues related to inter-district travel, distribution of ration under SNP, availability of food stock under NFSA schemes, proper distribution of essential food items to NFSA card holders and Priority House Hold card owners, paddy procurement by FCI, issue of migrant labourers, various law and order related topics, among others.
He later visited Tezpur Medical College and Hospital and reviewed the infrastructure put in place for dealing with the COVID-19 patients and also interacted with the doctors and senior administrators of the hospital.